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Crystal Ball Run:
Alabama Crimson Tide
(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) As Alabama gets set to begin an unprecedented third straight BCS title run this spring, one of the scariest realities for the rest of college football is this: Despite winning a second straight championship in 2012, the Crimson Tide were actually one of the youngest teams in the country last year. Alabama had just 12 seniors on their 2012 roster. Still, despite their relative inexperience, Alabama still has plenty of holes to fill this spring. A slew of underclassmen left town along with those departed seniors, leaving gaps in the defensive backfield, along the defensive line and most importantly, on the offensive line. And it’s on the offensive line, where our focus is today. After looking at other position battles across college football, we now turn our attention to Title Town USA, where the Crimson Tide must replace three All-American quality starters up front. Background: When the first conversations about a second straight...
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Nick Saban will be be a guest lecturer for a class called “Tuscaloosa: Writing Like a Champion” this fall. According to the course description, the Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach will join Brian Oliu and the focus of the course will be applying Saban’s “The Process” to creative work regarding the winning ethos in Tuscaloosa. Also, this is definitely a hoax by...
Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest will miss the rest of spring practice with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says DePriest aggravated the injury during last weekend's scrimmage. DePriest had a cast on his foot while riding an exercise bike during Wednesday's practice.
Saban says DePriest could have finished the spring but they ''...
A cool nickname and some mop-up duties were the best Ryan Kelly and the rest of Alabama's second-team offensive line could hope for last season.
Playing behind three All-Americans and one rising star for a unit that seldom gets all that much attention anyway can be pretty thankless work. So then-line coach Jeff Stoutland dubbed them the ''Touchdown Twos'' after...
After winning three of the last four national championships, NFL teams are asking Alabama coach Nick Saban how to stop the read-option offense.
Trey DePriest was something of a surprise addition to the stationary bicycle riders at Alabama football practices this week. On Wednesday Alabama Coach Nick Saban announced that DePriest would be out of practice for the remainder of spring practice after having surgery to repair a stress fracture of his foot.
Say what you want, but the two or three-month downward spiral Manti Te’o embarked on started the night the Alabama offensive line and running back Eddie Lacy dominated Manti Te’o and his Fighting Irish teammates.
Te’o knows he played terrible against the Crimson Tide that night, and the fake girlfriend saga did nothing to help his draft status or his image.
Te’o was in Detroit...
Alabama lost starting linebacker Trey DePriest to a broken foot during Saturday's scrimmage.
Fully recovered from a hamstring injury, former Alabama star Eddie Lacy impressed in both his 40-yard dash and vertical leap at his Pro Day.
The Alabama football team's trip to the White House is back on the agenda after having been postponed because of a threatened snowstorm in Washington in March. The Crimson Tide will be honored by President Obama Monday afternoon.
Arie Kouandjio has an interesting perspective. Kouandjio, who is attempting to win the left guard spot on Alabama’s 2013 offensive line, was asked about Ryan Kelly, who is trying to win the center position. Kouandjio said, “Ryan Kelly is very poised.”
A few weeks ago new Arkansas Football Coach Bret Bielema had some Alabama fans thinking John L. Smith was back leading the Razorbacks. Crimson Tide fans thought it was lunacy that Bielema expected to come into the Southeastern Conference and take over the top spot from the Crimson Tide.
On Monday, April 15th, tax day actually, President Barack Obama will welcome the BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide at the White House to honor their 15th national championship and their exceptional 2012-2013 season. I’m sure Crimson Tide at the White House day might include a mention or two of the Tide’s utter destruction of Notre Dame in a title game which ended at...
Alabama junior center Moussa Gueye will transfer for his final season of basketball, Crimson Tide Coach Anthony Grant announced on Tuesday.